Boho Flower Inspiration for your Bridesmaids

Well,well, well, if it isn’t the bride to be? Are you ready for your big day? If you want your wedding to be unique with memorable details, bohemian type of wedding is the type for you. In modern usage, this term applies to people who are living unconventional and artistic lives. The original Bohemians were living in central Europe, and had a different name: gypsyes. Of course, a lot of people find gypsy girls incredibly sexy and interesting, since they don’t care about fashion and trends and have their own style. With this style, I’m sorry my fellow bride, there is absolutely no way that bridesmaids dresses can be ugly. The tradition hated by the bridesmaids for generations is over. Take notes.

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Hairpieces

When it comes to boho inspired hair, the options are limitless. It can go from braids to incredibly complicated flower shaped buns. It al depends on the dresses though. For example, if you decide that you want your bridesmaids to have colorful and eye catching dresses, the simple long braided crown, a ponytail should or a half up bun do the trick. If you, on the other hand, decide that you want them to wear white dresses like you, then you can go crazy with the hair. They can have rope braids, messy updos, multibraids or even boho braids together with loose waves. Of course, flowers are always welcome in the hair-the more the better. There are also multiple ways you can add them. You can tuck them directly in the hair or you can make some floral crowns. Be careful though, don’t make it to cluttery . You don’t want your bridesmaids to look like a walking bouquets.

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Bouquets

This really depends on what you like. The beauty of boho is that there really is no rules for combining things. You can match the flowers with the dresses, but on the other hand you can also make an absolute contrast with them. For example, if your bridesmaids are wearing white dresses, you can give them bouquets of white roses, but you can also give them colorful crazy bouquets that you yourself (with zero experience in bouquet designing) made.

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Dresses

And here comes the most fun part of them all. The dresses. You see, a lot of fun bridesmaid dresses can be found in various boho inspired options. It is all about the lace, the flowers and flowy sleeves. White lace ones are a great choice since they add that romantic, pure and also just a little bit childish glow in everything. It will be like you are in the middle of a white fairytale. The floral ones are bringing that happy and also childish impression, where you can’t look at them without a smile on your face. It is amazing what a nicely designed piece of clothing can do.

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Shoes

The same goes for shoes like for the bouquets – there are no rules. Your bridesmaid can have a matching dress and sandals, but on the other hand she can also wear some leather boots. It all depends on what you like, what they like, and, of course, weather conditions.

So there you have it, your little boho wedding guide. I hope it was helpful and that it gave you some ideas. One thing is sure – your wedding will definitely be unique. I wish you and your lucky man a happy marrige and long life together.

Unscented flowers

When Should You Choose Unscented Flowers?

Along with the delicate nature and visual beauty, the floral scent of flowers is one reason why we are in this “sweet” business. However, we absolutely appreciate arrangements of non-fragrant flowers every once in awhile. There are several reasons why you also might be looking for flowers without a strong smell.

  • The recipient might suffer from allergies and have a reaction with strong scented flowers. Some people are highly sensitive and can get headaches from the fragrance that some flowers produce.
  • In some circumstances, it is not permitted to send scented flowers to certain places, such as a nursing home or hospital. This is to ensure that other patients, residents or staff are not bothered by the scent, should they be sensitive to certain flowers.
  • For occasions that require you to wear or hold flowers for long periods of time (ie. prom, graduation, weddings), choosing an unscented flower will make the day more tolerable. Even the prettiest fragrances can get overwhelming after long periods of time.

Always be sure to check with the recipient and the building’s restrictions before sending highly scented flowers.
Or, to be on the safe side, choose an arrangement of unscented flowers if you’re not sure.

Luckily, flowers do not lose even the smallest amount of beauty if they do not produce a fragrance!

We have plenty of beautiful flowers to choose from at Brant Florist… the following are flowers without fragrance.

Asiatic Lilies

Asiatic lilies are a wonderful way to send your recipient a bouquet of colour, while being mindful about the scent.

This particular type of lily does not give off a strong fragrance, and they still bloom in all different types of colours. You can get this popular flower all year round, and it is a safe arrangement to send to any establishment.

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“Sunny Days Ahead” Asiatic Lilies Bouquet

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Asiatic Lilies – your colour choice, gift wrapped

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amaryllis

This is a simple yet classic flower that has a very modest fragrance. This red amaryllis is simply beautiful, and does not come with an overwhelming scent.

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Merry Amaryllis in red

Ranunculus

Another flower that comes in an array of colours, the ranunculus is also a non-scented option. These smaller blossoms are often used in bridal bouquets as well as corsages and boutonnieres.

The humble fragrance of the ranunculus flower makes them tolerable to wear or carry around for long periods of time, such as with the corsage and bridal bouquets.

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Ranunculus flower

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Ranunculus Bridal Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calla Lilies

Calla Lilies are beautiful and elegant flowers. You can feel great about sending these flowers to any establishment or recipient. They are classic and sophisticated. Let their blooms do the talking, instead of their scent!

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Beautiful White Calla Lillies

Other unscented flowers include gerbra daisies, tulips, iris, gladioli and some exotic flowers like birds of paradise.

We also make custom arrangements!

If you don’t see what you’re looking for on the website, give us a call at 905-634-2658 or send us an email for assistance. We can design a custom arrangement with or without scented flowers depending on your preference!

Ask us directly if you’re unsure about whether to send a scented flower or an unscented flower. Our team of experts will be happy to assist you in choosing the perfect flower for whatever occasion!

We look forward to designing the perfect flower arrangement for you or your recipient.

6 ways to incorporate your favorite colours on your wedding day

There are many ways to incorporate your favorite colours on your wedding day. If you have a favorite colour you can make it a main theme, or combine it with gold or silver. In general, warmer colours combine better with gold while cooler colours combine better with silver. If you have more than one colour you want to incorporate, you can easily combine them, too. For example, matching the bride’s and the groom’s favorite colour can be really cute and effective.

Flower arrangements

Floral arrangements

No wedding can miss on the various flower arrangements all over the wedding or reception hall. As everyone knows, you can get various flowers in almost every colour there is, so visit a florist to find the kind of flowers that will match your ideas perfectly. Once you choose your perfect flowers, you can use them as centerpieces for the table, to decorate the chairs or benches, or to create a lovely bride’s bouquet.

Wedding décor

Table arrangements
This is probably the aspect of the wedding where you have the most room to incorporate your favorite colours. The simplest way to do so is by choosing the tablecloths in the desired shade. Also, you can add chair bows. If there’s more than one colour you want to incorporate, it would look great to combine table cloths and chair bows in one colour with flower pieces in the other. What’s more, you can also use balloons or even Christmas lights to decorate the walls and complete the colour scheme.

Colourful cutlery

This idea is really interesting and fun, especially since not many couples bother to find cutlery and plates in their favorite colours and they usually end up being metallic or white. But putting some effort into finding the plates in one and cutlery in the other colour can add that extra touch to the whole wedding. For example, if your favorite colour is red, you can place red plates in front of the guests and spice things up with gold cutlery.

Wedding invitations

Wedding invitations
Of course, if your whole wedding theme will be based on your favorite colour, you would want to announce this pretty clearly to the guests. Today, wedding invitations are truly an art form and there’s no way that you can’t find ones that match your taste. Also, you can custom-order some at Dream Day Invitations and therefore give clear instructions on what colours should be used in their making.

Wedding fashion accessory

If you want to make things even more colorful and interesting, you and your future spouse can add your favorite colours to your wedding outfits. While the wedding gown is usually white or champagne, the bride can wear lovely shoes in the specific colour while the groom can enrich his suit by wearing a flower or handkerchief of the chosen colour in the lapel.

Wedding cake

Wedding cakes
Everyone waits to see the wedding cake and comment on its beauty and intricate details before tasting it. This is also a great opportunity to add your favorite colours to the wedding. Using the wedding cake for this purpose is really easy since the details and the frosting can be of any colour you can possibly imagine. Even if you have a certain shape in mind, you can always place the order with instructed colour changes.

The colours you and your partner prefer might not be everyone’s cup of tea or they might not be in a traditional wedding spirit. Still, the important thing is to make these decisions yourselves, because this is your special day and no one should have the final word except the two of you.

Summer Cottage Flowers

Interior Cottage Flower Inspiration

Every season has us looking forward to the unique flowers and plants that it brings. This mid-summer heat wave, has us longing for a cottage to relax and cool off at. This week, we are looking at lake house and cottage interiors and their use of flowers. (Of course, we’re using Pinterest for our inspiration).

Carnations

Carnations_any_colour_Brant_FloristCarnations come in virtually every colour and are an inexpensive way to add colour to a more neutral room.

Our Inspiration:

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These flowers can add elegance to any room, while accenting and complimenting the rustic nature of a cottage or lake house. The perfect addition to any room.

White Lilies

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White lilies are the perfect summer flower with their light floral scent and classy white and green arrangement.

Our Inspiration:

Even with an all-white room, white lilies are right at home, complimenting the rustic browns in the floor and walls.

Orchids

White_Orchid_Brant_FloristOrchids are simple and beautiful. They also come in many different colours, and you can add them to any room in the cottage.

Our inspiration:

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Whether it’s the bathroom, bedroom, living room or sunroom, there’s no place that orchids can’t go. And they’re small enough to fit in tight places!

If you’re heading to a cottage or lake house this weekend, don’t go empty handed! Whether for your own summer home or for your host, you cannot go wrong with fresh flowers to compliment that feeling of being at the cottage.

If you’re not going to make it to a cottage this summer, bring the cottage to your home! You can view these flower inspiration ideas and so many more on our Pinterest page and on our summer flowers page.

Order online, email us or give us a call at 905-639-7001 to pick up fresh cottage-inspired flowers this summer.